The Weekend Aesthetic is a new feature where I post book aesthetics every weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading or recently read or read a long time ago or one I consider to be a favorite of mine—there’s no rhyme or reason to it! For now I just want to keep it simple and feature all different kinds of books (but there might be themes in the future).
I loved reading Vicky Skinner’s How to Breathe Underwater last weekend, so I had to feature it for the Weekend Aesthetic! In the book, Kate is a state-record holder swimmer, but after she’s forced to move away from her school, she can’t even step foot into the pool without panicking. That is until she meets Michael, who brings a calming presence. Earlier this week, Vicky Skinner stopped by the blog to discuss swimming and reveal a surprising fact about herself.
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she’s been a part of her whole life.
Now in a new home, new school, and faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn’t so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There’s only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend.
As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water?
Do you like the Swoon Reads imprint? Are you planning to read How to Breathe Underwater?